7/27/2007

Pink Floyd Founder An Inspiration to Young Hudson Vandals














Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters spray-paints the words "No Thought Control" on Israel's separation barrier in Bethlehem.

Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, who inspired the rock band's iconic album The Wall, scrawled "tear down the wall" on the concrete panels of Israel's West Bank barrier on Wednesday.

The barrier was the first stop on a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories for Waters, who had been criticized by some fans for planning to play a concert in the Jewish state.

"It's a horrific edifice, this thing," Waters told reporters as he stood beside a section of the barrier in Bethlehem.

"I've seen pictures of it, I've heard a lot about it but without being here you can't imagine how extraordinarily oppressive it is and how sad it is to see these people coming through these little holes," he added. "It's craziness."

Waters added to graffiti with red spray paint and a marker pen. Waters was lyricist, songwriter and singer for Pink Floyd, the former British rock group famous for The Wall and The Dark Side of the Moon.

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2 comments:

Tommy Lasorda said...

Say 'Dodgers' and people know you're talking about baseball. Say 'Braves' and they ask, 'What reservation?' Say 'Reds' and they think of communism. Say 'Padres' and they look around for a priest.

Donald Rumsfeld said...

I'm not into this detail stuff. I'm more concepty.